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March Update

By | March 23, 2020

News from the March 2020 NSCA Board Meeting: 1. The April 18th Scholastic is postponed indefinitely. Board will meet in the middle of April to assess the situation. If we cannot hold scholastics this spring, our contingency plan will be to nominate highest rated players in each section who say that they want to go… Read More »

Chess Planners get your event listed!

By | July 2, 2019

We here in Nebraska want to support your endeavors. If you are a chess organizer or tournament director we want to help you. We’ll let place your event on our calendar so you can let people know whats going on. Email us at

Midwest Open Results – Knapp wins!

By | December 5, 2018

Joe Knapp made a successful return to tournament play at the 2018 MWO, scoring 4.5/5 and taking clear first over John Linscott. Knapp’s final two games were pivotal, as he had to defeat Matt Buckley in rd 4 and current NE Champ Ying Tan in rd 5 to win the event. Full results, including the… Read More »

Jacob Wagner is Omaha City Champion!

By | December 5, 2018

Congratulations to Jacob Wagner, who scored a perfect 4/4 to win the title of 2018 Omaha City Champion! There was a five-way tie for 2nd-6th place, with Ben Fabrikant, Steve Cusumano, Matt Buckley, Chad Forsman, and Noah Polacek each scoring 3/4. Full results available at:  

Ying Tan Repeats as NE Champion!

By | June 19, 2018

Congratulations to Ying Tan, who once again took first place in the 2018 NE Closed Championship! The 2017 Champion led from wire to wire, and richly deserved his repeat title. Thanks to Mike Gooch for directing, and to John Linscott for providing the playing space. Final standings: Ying Tan 4.5 Mike Mills 2.5 Steve Cusumano… Read More »

Ying Tan is the 2017 Nebraska State Champion!

By | April 6, 2017

Ying Tan was the surprise winner of the 2017 Nebraska Closed Championship. Held April 1&2 in Lincoln, Tan scored 4.0/5 to take first place – not a bad result for the lowest rated player in the field! Steve Cusumano finished clear second with a score of 3.5/5. Full results are available at: